Rachel May

Rachel May

My name is Rachel May. I'm 18 years old and I'm a student at Hills Road Sixth Form in Cambridge. I've been attending CreateVoice Friday Forums since February 2011, and have found the experience invaluable - the youth forum is a great way to get involved. Since being a part of CreateVoice, I have helped out at the Youth Fashion Festival, and led a Teen Talk with Novuyo at the David Goldblatt exhibition. I appreciated how this exhibition was comprised of photos sent by the artist himself, as he saw the V&A as a stable and worthy institution. But despite its firm nature, (that's not to say that the museum is stagnant), the V&A is among the liveliest and most exciting museums in London and CreateVoice is a testament to this! My favourite area in the Museum is the restoration gallery, which is really interesting (read: hypnotising!) to watch, and I love meeting the artists in residence and workshops after the forums - direct interaction with art and design is what makes the Museum so special and inspiring! I love the V&A, and CreateVoice has provided many great opportunities. I look forward to the coming months and future projects!